Email Setup Guide: Windows 10 Mail App on Active Directory Computers

This article contains instructions on how to connect a UMN email to the Windows 10 Mail app on computers joined to UMN Active Directory (AD).

  • Note: The UMN Google Calendar is not functional in Windows 10 mail app. 
  • Note: While third-party email apps are allowed for most accounts, The University recommends you access your UMN Email through Webmail or the official Gmail App for smartphones and Tablets available in the Play Store and iTunes.

Enabling Less Secure Apps in Gmail

  1. Navigate to the Security page of MyAccount in Google.
  2. Select Turn on access (not recommended) under the Less Secure App Access Section.
    Less secure apps access window. Turn on access (not recommended) selection highlighted.
  3. Click on the switch to set Allow less secure apps to ON.
    Less secure apps settings access window. Allow less secure apps: ON selection highlighted

Adding the Account to Windows 10 Mail

  1. Open the Windows 10 Mail app.
    • If this is your first time using the Mail app:
      1. Select Get started.
      2. Continue to step 2.
    • If you have used the Mail app before:
      1. Select the Settings icon in the bottom left of the window.
      2. Select Manage accounts.
        Settings menu in Windows 10 Mail. "Manage accounts", "Personalization", "Automatic replies", and "Focused inbox" listed. Manage accounts" selected.
      3. Continue to step 2.
  2. Select Add account.
  3. Choose Advanced Setup.
    Add an Account menu in Windows 10 Mail. Menu is titled "Choose an Account" with different types of accounts listed and "Advanced setup" highlighted.
  4. Select Internet email.
    Choose the kind of account you want to set up in Windows 10 Mail. "Exchange Active Sync", and "Internet email" are listed with "Internet Email" highlighted.
  5. Fill in the fields as noted below:
    • Email Address: [email protected]
    • User name: [email protected]
    • Password: usual Internet ID password
    • Account Name: UMN Email
    • Send your messages using this name: Goldy Gopher
    • Incoming Email Server:
    • Account Type: IMAP4
    • Outgoing (SMTP) email server:
    • Check all checkboxes
      • Outgoing server requires authentication
      • Use the same username and password for sending email
      • Require SSL for incoming email
      • Require SSL for outgoing email
  6. Click Sign-in.
  7. Click Done once the setup is completed.
    The window for completed setup in Windows 10 Mail App. The title on the window reads "All done!" There is an envelope icon with the email "". "Done" is selected.